An Exciting Month of Verdi at the Deutsche Oper Includes a Disappointing Rigoletto

09/05/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper / Guillermo Garcia Calvo (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 7.5.2018. (JMI)

Deutsche Oper’s Rigoletto © B. Stöss

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Scottish Opera’s Outstanding Performances of Rare Rachmaninov Operas

08/05/2018

Rachmaninov, Aleko and Francesca da Rimini: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Theatre Royal Glasgow, 6.5.2018. (GT)

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Rubinstein’s The Demon, Almost Forgotten, Is Rediscovered with a Major European Tour

07/05/2018

Rubinstein, The Demon: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Mikhail Tatarnikov (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 5.5. 2018. (JMI)

The Demon © A. Bofill

The Demon © A. Bofill

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Daniela Mack Sizzles as Carmen for Opera Philadelphia

07/05/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Philadelphia Boys & Girls Choirs, Opera Philadelphia Chorus & Orchestra / Yves Abel (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 4.5.2018. (RP)

Daniela Mack and Adrian Timpau in Carmen © Steven Pisano

Daniela Mack and Adrian Timpau in Carmen © Steven Pisano

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Toboggan Enthusiasts will Adore this Eugene Onegin in Stockholm

05/05/2018

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Stockholm / Evan Rogister (conductor). Royal Opera House, Stockholm 28.4.2018. (GF)

Eugene Onegin (c) Sören Vilks

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MacMillan’s Manon Returns to The Royal Ballet and is Let Down by the Music

04/05/2018

Massenet, ManonDancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Martin Yates. (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to the Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 3.5.2018. (JPr) 

Sarah Lamb & Vadim Muntagirov in Manon © Alice Pennefather

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The Met’s Excellent Production of Massenet’s Delectable Cendrillon

01/05/2018

Massenet, Cendrillon:  Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Bertrand de Billy (Conductor), Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema in Belfast from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 28.4.2018. (RB)

Alice Coote & Joyce DiDonato in Massenet’s Cendrillon (c) Ken Howard

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A Wagner Skeptic Reports on a Stylish Tristan in Concert

01/05/2018

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Men of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Lisa Wong (acting chorus director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 29.4.2018. (MSJ)

Gerhard Siegel (Tristan), Nina Stemme (Isolde) & Cleveland Orchestra (c) Roger Mastroianni)

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